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The Asbury University Tumbling Team is an outreach children’s ministry team. Our unique ministry uses a combination of gymnastics, acrobatic stunts, and cheer skills to fulfill our mission of witnessing Christ through service. The team is available to perform for churches, schools, and other community organizations during their spring break each year. The team ends its spring tour season with “Jym Jamboree” in early April at the Luce Center on campus.

If you would like to stay connected with the Asbury Tumbling Team to stay updated on shows and events, fill out this form!

Witnessing the Love of Christ to Children Through Service

Jesus had a heart for children, and so do we! We practice our skills all year so that we have an opportunity to share the love of Christ with kids. We fill our shows with lessons on forgiveness, kindness, working together, and much more.

We cater our shows to fit the locations we are traveling to. We often perform at public schools and other locations where it is not appropriate to directly mention Christ. However, we can share the light of Christ through our service including service projects and spending one-on-one time with the kids.

One of Asbury’s Oldest Traditions

Officially founded in 1965, tumblers have been touring throughout the United States, performing for schools, churches, community groups, prisons, and has included shows at the Pentagon and an NBA basketball game. The team has roots going back to 1935 before becoming officially sponsored by the school in 1965, offering the first “Jym Jamboree” that year. Throughout the years, Asbury University students have used the vehicle of gymnastics and sports acrobatics as a means to communicate Christ’s transforming work. We are proud to be an extension of that great heritage.

Join the Team

There is no specific skill requirement to join our team! We are, first and foremost, a ministry team, so it is much more important to us that you have a heart for ministry! You must be enrolled at Asbury University as an undergraduate student or an Asbury Academy student to join the Tumbling Team.

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Host a Show

The tumbling team goes on tour each year during the school’s spring break. We perform for schools, churches, community centers, and more! Our shows are completely free to the location and spectators!

Host a Show

Support the Team

Our shows and clinics are completely free to our audiences, so we rely on financial support from Asbury University and other generous donors. If you feel called to support this team financially, please fill out this form below, and a coach will contact you soon! Thank you for your contributions to this ministry.

Support the Team


Email: Tumbling.Team@asbury.edu
Phone: (859) 363-6038
Facebook page: Asbury University Tumbling Team
YouTube channel: @asburytumbling
Instagram: @asburytumbling
TikTok: @asburytumbling


▾ How can I join the Tumbling Team? Do I have to be a super-skilled gymnast to try out?

In order to try out for the team, you must be a student at Asbury University. If you are currently in high school but hope to attend Asbury and join Tumbling, please fill out this form.

There is no specific skill requirement to join our team! We are first and foremost a ministry team, so it is much more important to us that you have a heart for ministry! During tryouts, the coaches will get to know you, see how well you take instruction, and watch how you work with our current team members. Tryouts are held every fall at Asbury, so keep an eye on our social media pages for an exact date.

▾ What is the atmosphere of the team?

This team is devoted to spiritual, physical, and mental wellness. No matter what skill level you are, you will be encouraged and supported by your teammates and coaches. Since the tumbling team is non-competitive, we are not seeking perfection but a willingness to grow in all areas.

▾ Are tumbling shows free?

Yes, tumbling shows are completely free to host and attend, though we do appreciate donations!

▾ How much space is required for a show?

Our equipment is 65ft x 45ft, and a double door with a removable mullion is necessary to get our equipment inside. However, we are willing to make accommodations for smaller spaces.

▾ How can I get the tumbling team to perform at my school/church/etc?

If you would like the team to come perform, please fill out our performance request form. Please note that we only perform in the spring. If the date requested is not during our spring break tour, we will ask that the location cover the cost of truck rental. (we require a box truck to move our equipment)

▾ Do you host any clinics or lessons for kids throughout the year?

Yes! We try to hold several "Junior Jamboree" clinics every year. These are held at the Asbury University Luce Center for kids 3-14 years old. Please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or join our email list to stay updated on when these events are.

▾ How do I stay connected if I am an alumnus of the Tumbling Team?

We love to stay connected with our alumni! If you are not already on the alumni Facebook group you can request to join.